Graduate students who have been inactive (not enrolled in their program) for three or more academic years are not eligible for reinstatement and must apply for readmission to the university. Readmission does not change the student’s original entry date. Time to degree will be calculated from the student’s first entry date. The program may petition the Graduate College on behalf of the student for readmission. Additionally, if the student has exceeded time to degree limits, the program should also petition for an extension with the readmission to specify the term in which the student will graduate.

The readmission process is an opportunity for the program to carefully consider the former student’s progress and length of time between the student’s inception into the program and completion of remaining requirements. This may result in readmission, readmission with conditions, or denial of readmission.

Prior to the program petitioning for a readmission, the student must communicate with the student’s program advisor and/or director to review the student’s degree completion to date and form a written plan for completing remaining degree requirements and removing any standing impediments to graduation, including any I/F, F, NG grades and courses required for graduation. This plan should include a timeline that describes the student's progress toward degree completion to date.

The program coordinator, director or advisor will begin the readmission process in Gradtracker and will upload documents in one pdf to include degree completion information to date and a written plan for degree completion. The Graduate College will review the packet and if approved, the student will need to approve the petition and fee as well. Upon approval, the student must pay a readmission fee equivalent to in-state tuition in effect at the time of readmission for three graduate credits. 

The student will also be asked to complete, sign, and return the supplemental form for residency requirements to the Registrar’s office.